Get those winter cobwebs out and hit the spa
The lazy days of summer are just around the corner and it’s almost time to bring the bikinis out of dry dock, or buy new ones. Don’t be afraid to face the mirror. If you gained a few pounds during the winter just put your chin up and face it. Then get yourself to a spa and shape up girl, shape up.
If you can’t invest a lot of time or money the Oaks at Ojai can be your salvation from over-indulgence. Popular with Los Angeles spa-goers, the fat-farm-like, econo-facility offers a fine-tuned fitness and diet program created by Sheila Cluff, a noted fitness expert and
Just about a two hour drive from Los Angeles, the charming facility is actually a big, old, but modernized 1920s house in the center of arty Ojai. Rooms are comfortable and well-designed to get you out of bed into action. There’s a large selection of exercise classes plus plenty of pampering options (there is an extra fee for the latter).
If you need more motivation to get you moving, the Oaks is offering some treats and specials for spring and summer to reward you for your efforts:
Achy Breaky Recovery Massage– This treatment’s designed to ease muscle soreness and other aches using Arnica (Arnica montana), an herb that has been used for medicinal purposes since the 1500s and has been used to soothe muscle aches, reduce inflammation, and heal wounds. The Oaks has developed a treatment that focuses on joint pain and relieving it.
Acupressure Massage for Metabolism– This is a relaxing, full-body massage focusing on stimulating specific acupuncture points that affect food and water metabolism as well as energy production. It can increase the metabolic rate of the body and help strengthen the endocrine & digestive systems. This encourages weight loss. The therapist uses a combination of the Swedish technique for full body relaxation and acupressure to gently stimulate the pressure points connected to metabolism. A chart for self-stimulation of acupressure points will be available for guests to take home.
G.M. Collin Collagen Regeneration Facial– With age, the cellular renewal process is delayed. Facial contours lose their definition and the skin appears to sag. This treatment includes AHA exfoliation and the best available collagen product, using Collagen 90-II, an exclusive age-defying treatment by G.M. Collin Skin Care that associates a pure native collagen sheet with selected ingredients, to provide intense hydration, firm the skin, and reduce appearance of aging. It provides outstanding results in terms of epidermal regeneration, hydration and wrinkle smoothing.
Mother Daughter Special May 11-18– Offered twice a year, this popular theme week is a perfect opportunityfor mother/daughter bonding and rejuvenation. Each daughter (or son) sharing a room with their mom gets a 40 percent discount, with rates starting at $119 per daughter/per night.
Father’s Day or His/Her Discount June 15-22–Couples who spa together stay fit. Share a room with the man in your life and score a 40 percent discount for one person. He can enjoy extended hikes and complimentary passes to the Ojai Valley Athletic Club.
About The Oaks at Ojai
The 46-room destination offers a variety of activities that allows guests to choose how to work out and take off excess pounds. Activities range from hiking, art tours, and in-line skating to rock climbing, guided kayaking tours, belly dancing, yoga ropes, and qi gong, in addition to other fitness classes.
A full menu of spa services is available as well as private consultations with a variety of health experts. The Oaks at Ojai is located at 122 East Ojai Avenue (Ojai’s main street). For more information visit www.oaksspa.com or become a fan on Facebookand Twitter.